I figured even in an era of blatant sexism in science, this must be a mistake right? How could there be a conference with 38 male speakers and 0 female speakers. So I went to the site: Who is Speaking – Oxford Global's 13th Pharmaceutical IT Congress, September 2015. And, well, as far as I can tell Elisabeth Bik has the numbers right. (See a list at the end of this post). They even have a running slideshow of the speakers faces.Oxford Global’s Pharmaceutical IT Congress: All 38 speakers male! (it seems)— Elisabeth Bik (@MicrobiomDigest) May 13, 2015
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This is even worse than the 25:1 ratio of the qBio meeting I lost it over a few years ago. I have never seen anything like this. I note - a 38:0 ratio is nearly impossible by chance in any field and I think pretty clearly an indication of massive bias of some kind.
Oxford Global Sequencing Meetings: Where MEN Tell You About Sequencing #YAMMM
I think it is time to just boycott meetings meetings from Oxford Global. The only way they will change is if people stop speaking at or going to their meetings. So please - stop going to their meetings. Stop speaking at their meetings.
Some past meetings from Oxford Global to consider